- by Laura
One of the best ways to create a welcoming, comfortable living space is by using earth tones like rich browns living room, refreshing tans, and deep oranges and reds. These colors play well off of each other and bring the best of the outdoors inside. Take a look at this photo set of twenty living rooms for some earthy inspiration.
Image: LDArc Architects
Choosing furniture in various shades of brown is a great way to start when decorating a room with earth tones. Note the pleasing contrast between the opposing grains of the wood floor and rug as well.
This perfectly chosen rug reflects each of the colors used throughout the room in its attractive linked chain pattern.
Some gentle brown accents and floral arrangements give depth to what would otherwise be a room done in black and white.
The lamp shaped like a tree branch is the perfect accessory for this natural-toned room.
Image: Baker Court Interiors
The rich variety of browns coupled with the stonework of the fireplace make this the perfect place to curl up and relax.
Image: Raven Inside Interior Design
Earth tones and sleek modern angles have a classy pairing in this elegant living room.
Image: Six Walls Interior Design
The greens and burnt oranges in the carpet, pillows, and throw accentuate the browns of the furnishings like leaves on a tree.
Image: Candice Olson
The patterned curtains and striped central love seat make for great accent points in this cozy-looking space.
Image: Raven Inside Interior Design
This room exhibits a wonderful variety of browns against the natural backdrop provided by the large segmented window.
Image: Redbud Custom Homes
The lush carpet and ornate lantern light fixture add romantic touches to this beautiful layout.
Choosing patterns such as the leaf motif on the chair and pillows is another great way to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home.
Image: Clawson Architects
Wicker creates a rustic feel and is also very comfortable, especially with a cushion and some well-chosen accent pillows.
Image: LI Remodel
The clay-red paint used on the walls and around the window is a stunning choice for this room’s layout.
Image: AMW Design Studio
Art inspired by nature, such as the picture of the stacked turtles shown here, makes a wonderful accompaniment to an earth-toned room.
Image: Elizabeth Gordon Studio
Animal prints, like the zebra chair and cow skin rug, also look great with earth hues. If you prefer not to purchase animal skins, don’t worry – it’s easy to find faux versions.
The lighting set up within the woodwork brings out the red-brown glow of the wood beautifully, drawing the eye across the room.
Light blues, creams, and white or off-white are all great color choices to pair with earthy browns.
Image: Studio KB
Here earth colors are used in tiles on the fireplace and in patterns on the armchair and pillows, uniting the simple and the elaborate.
This room carries its earth tone theme onto the patio with the two brown basket chairs suspended outside.
Image: Michael Matrka Inc.
Clay reds and earth browns are combined with carved wood, marble, and a bronzed bear statue in a style that honors nature and classical decor.
As with any decorating style, there are endless ways to use earth tones (brown) in a living space. However, they will always bring a hint of nature into your home and create an atmosphere that is rich for the eyes and calming for the soul.
For those that got this far, here are 20 gorgeous living room furniture arrangements
The living room — it’s where life happens, right? It’s where you entertain and converse with your guests, watch movies with your kids, and cuddle with your spouse. This room, above all other rooms in the house, needs to be comfortable, stylish, and inspirational. If your shabby living room needs a little sprucing up, look to these gorgeous decors for inspiration.
Image: Jeffrey King Interiors
Sleek and modern, this living room utilizes a neutral color palette accented with bold pops of color to create a calm, comfortable space that’s warm and inviting.
A comfortable, casual room designed for entertaining, this cozy living room features versatile furniture that can be moved about and rearranged to accommodate various activities.
Image: Rachel Reider Interiors
Ideal for anyone who loves warmth and color, this living room design takes advantage of softly textured fabrics and contrasting patterns to create a comfortable space that’s perfect for lounging.
Image: Eleven Interiors
A pale color palette spiced up with pops of orange here and there, lend this contemporary room an ultra-modern, sophisticated aura.
Image: COOP15 Architecture
A very hot color this season, lime green, adds just the right amount of excitement to this retro-inspired space.
Image: Ownby Design
Rich earth tones and extra-plush seating make this living room a favorite gathering spot for everyone in the family.
A smartly tiled, modern fireplace is the focal point of this contemporary living room. Bright throw pillows and a whimsical area rug tie the whole look together.
Image: The Anderson Studio
Unique furnishings and a stunning view make this room the place you want to be year round. Strategically placed artwork softens the angular edges of this space, lending it a homey, comfortable feel.
Steel gray floors coupled with simple white walls mimic the stunning view of the mountain range seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows in this sleek space.
Image: Frank Pitman Designs
A true urban oasis, this living room combines richly colored leather with ultra-plush carpeting to create a room that’s to die for.
A heavily textured, woven rug and simple artwork turn this simple, yet elegant space into a comfortable retreat.
Image: Meritage Homes
Designed with an abundance of rich color and texture, this casual living room has something to fall in love with everywhere you look.
Image: Portico Design Group
Pops of peacock blue transform this white-on-white space into a lovely living room designed with everyone in the family in mind.
Image: Morrison Homes
Sophisticated and polished with just a hint of whimsy, this plush space cradles you in warmth and comfort.
Minimalists love this space featuring an enticing sitting area and modern built-in cabinetry.
Image: Jace Interiors
Complementary patterned fabrics and textiles make this living space truly warm and inviting. This room is ideal for anyone who loves layers of color, warmth, and texture.
Image: Content Architecture
Creamy natural tones lend this contemporary space a softness and warmth that’s missing from similar spaces.
Image: Marie Burgos Design
Flooded with natural light, this beautiful room’s decor is stunningly offset with a natural woven rug on the floor and exposed brick on the accent wall.
Image: Muse Interiors
Worthy of royalty, this swank living space features luxurious furnishings, elegant artwork, and an inspired color palette.
Image: Croma | Toronto on M5V 2P6
Whimsically modern, this living room possesses a lot of fun elements. From the quirky rug to the unique floor lamp, this room has loads of personality.
These stunning rooms are full of unique design ideas that you can use in your own space. Whether you prefer modern, country, or traditional decor, you can use these ideas to create any room you can envision. Just pick a few elements that you truly love and build your living room around them. Piece by piece, you will see your empty room become the room of your dreams.